CAREER AVERAGES: Appeared in 231 games (167 starts) and averaged 6.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 21.6 minutes
2015-16 SEASON AVERAGES: Appeared in 80 games (80 starts) and averaged 7.9 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 25.2 minutes.
2015-16: Established new career-highs in points (636), rebounds (533), blocks (89), steals (42) and minutes (2014). Tied his career-high with 17 points at San Antonio (4/12). Scored 12 points and 11 rebounds at Philadelphia (3/18). Matched a scoring career-high with 17 points alongside 10 boards at Portland (1/10). Recorded his first double-double of the season with 11 points and 12 rebounds vs. Portland (12/16). 25 games of double-digit scoring. 12 games of doubledigit rebounds. Nine games with three-plus blocked shots. Six double-doubles. Led team in scoring once and rebounds 11 times. Two games DNP – Right Elbow Strain.
NBA CAREER: 2014-15: Selected to participate in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend for the second consecutive season. Set a career-high for blocked shots with six blocks vs. Houston on 11/16. Blocked multiple shots in three consecutive games from 11/14 to 11/18, a career-best multi-block streak. Secured a then-career-high 15 rebounds alongside 16 points in a win at San Antonio (12/25). Pulled down a career-best 20 rebounds at Washington (1/21). Career-best streak of four consecutive double-doubles from 3/18 to 3/25. Ten double-doubles. Grabbed 10- plus rebounds in 24 games. Scored in double figures 22 times. Missed one game due to a migraine. Missed 11 games due to right hand, fourth metacarpal fracture. 2013-14: Appeared in 81 games (20 starts) and averaged 3.3 points, 4.1 rebounds (9th among NBA rookies) and 0.70 blocks (9th among NBA Rookies) in 14.8 minutes. Named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. Oklahoma City went 11-9 during his 20 starts. On 1/29, named to the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge as part of All-Star Weekend. Registered a blocked shot in 37 games. Recorded first career double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds at Detroit (11/8). Made first career start at LA Clippers (11/13). Scored in double figures three times. Set a career-high with four blocks vs. Memphis (2/3). Set a career-high with six steals at Dallas (3/24). One DNPCoach’s Decision.
PLAYOFFS: Appeared in 36 games (18 starts) and averaged 7.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 24.6 minutes. 2016: In 18 games (18 starts), averaging 10.1 points, 9.5 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 30.7 minutes. Recorded nine consecutive games of double-digit rebounds, from Game 5 of the opening round vs. Dallas (4/25) to Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals (5/18). Scored a postseason career-best 16 points with 12 rebounds and two blocks in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals (5/16). Notched 16 points (6-of-8 shooting) with 11 boards and two blocks vs. San Antonio on 5/8. Pulled down a playoff career-high 17 rebounds while scoring 12 points in a win at San Antonio on 5/2. Scored 15 points with 10 boards vs. Dallas on 4/25. Six double-doubles. 2014: Appeared in 18 games and averaged 3.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 18.4 minutes. Recorded 10 points (5 of 7 shooting) and 11 rebounds in a career-best 40 minutes during a series-clinching win at the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals.
COLLEGE: 2012-13 (Freshman): Named to the Big East All- Rookie Team as a freshman. Named Big East Preseason Rookie of the Year. Started in all 32 of his career games played. Ranks first all-time at Pitt in field goal percentage (.571), second in blocked shots (63), and sixth in rebounds for freshman seasons (192). Ranked first on team in rebounds (6.3 rpg) and blocks (2.0 bpg). Ranked fifth on team in scoring with 7.2 points per game. Scored in double figures on six occasions. Scored a career-high 16 points along with 10 rebounds against Bethune Cookman. Grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds along with eight points against Duquesne. Scored 13 points along with 11 rebounds in an NCAA Tournament game against Wichita State. Blocked a career-high five shots against South Florida.
PERSONAL: First lottery pick and first-round pick to come out of New Zealand in NBA Draft history. Son of Sid Adams. One of 18 siblings, six of whom played basketball for New Zealand. All of his brothers stand around 6-10 to 6-11 and his sisters 6-5 to 6-6. His half-sister is a 2008 Olympic champion and three-time world champion in the shot put.